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90 Christians abducted by ISIS in Syria, says human rights group

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

ISIS terrorists have abducted an estimated 90 Christians in Syria, according to a human rights monitor.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the Assyrian Christians were taken after militants attacked villages in the north-east of the country.

According to a statement on the SOHR website, reliable sources have reported that ISIS terrorists kidnapped 56 people from the village of Tal Shamiram.

“The sources confirmed that they heard via wireless devices ISIS members saying that they detained ’56 crusaders’,” the statement said.

SOHR also said that it had received information that “dozens” of Assyrians were kidnapped from the village of Tal Hermez and that ISIS had “executed two citizens for ‘dealing with Kurds’ in the village of Ghibsh” near the town of Tal Tamer.